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2018 Beyond Paper Tigers Trauma-Informed Conference

Why Attend This Trauma-Informed Care Conference?

The documentary Paper Tigers sparked renewed interest in the effects of chronic, overwhelming stress and trauma on children’s development. Knowledge about ACEs continues to be shared throughout the country. Yet parents, educators, clinicians, mental health workers and law enforcement alike still struggle to implement this knowledge in a concrete and tangible way.  This year’s conference will provide concrete strategies for implementation, including a day-long Trauma-Informed Certification track, in both English and Spanish, and General conference sessions which include six sessions specifically focused on community implementation examples.

Our conference theme is the power of relationship–“the mutual and interdependent respect that results when people feel safe, believe that everyone has something to offer, and are confident that each person is willing to offer time and expertise for movement toward success.” Our keynote, Dr. Charles Salina (Gonzaga University and “turnaround” principal at Sunnyside (WA.) High School) will connect a “turnaround” cultural mindset shift as the core for every community to achieve through hope, healing and help for all of us. Learn more about Dr. Charles Salina here…

Read an article about Beyond Paper Tigers Presenter Jim Sporleder, “Lincoln High School’s Trauma-Informed Strategies: Jim Sporleder Reflects on Lessons Learned” here…

Jennifer L. Hossler, MSW has published an article entitled “The Journey From Me to We: The Walla Walla Way” about how the Community Resilience Initiative has responded to ACEs with trauma informed and resilience-building practices in Walla Walla as a community approach. Read the full article here…

How Beyond Paper Tigers Conference Presenter Tony McGuire teaches resilience strategies at the Washington State Penitentiary here…


Pre-Conference Events

Conference Schedule

Session Descriptions


Location and Lodging Info

CEUs available (through Walla Walla University) and Clock Hours (through Walla Walla Public School)